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Commodore scary park

Commodore Barry Park was the scene of two crimes involving juveniles last week, including one horrific beating.

Three boys and three girls, ages 15–16, attacked another 15-year-old boy in the park, near Flushing Avenue and Navy Street, on June 17. The sextet broke the victim’s nose and inflicted numerous cuts on his body. Adding insult to injury, the mob stripped him of his clothes and left him naked in the park at 11 pm.

Police later arrested six suspects.

The day before, police arrested one 14-year-old who, along with a compatriot, mugged two other teens near Park Avenue and N. Elliott Place. The victims told police that the duo threatened them with razor blades and stole a Sony video game at 9 am.

Lost his head

A man blew his top when he returned to his parked U-Haul on Emerson Street on June 19 to find someone had stolen a bronze head concealed in a box.

The victim, 37, left the rented truck for only 25 minutes, 2:30 pm to 2:55. He came back and saw that a lock had been broken and that he was missing the sculpted cranium as well as his messenger bag.

Shove off

A mugger knocked a woman to the pavement on St. James Place on June 14 before swiping her bag.

The victim, 29, said the hood sneak-attacked her from behind at 7 pm near the corner of Fulton Street. She told police he stole her cellphone and several banking and credit cards.

Double iTrouble

A thief looted an apartment on Washington Avenue on June 17 and got lots of gizmos.

The victims, two 28-year-old men, said no one was home from 4 pm to 6 pm. One of the roommates speculated that the intruder entered via a window.

They reported losing two laptops, an iPod, a camera, a DVD player and an X-box from the apartment at the corner of Willoughby Avenue.


A prowler sneaked his way into a Clermont Avenue home through a window on June 18 and exited with oodles of personal belongings.

The resident, a 50-year-old man, said he activated his security system when he left 5:30 pm, but when he returned at 8:45 pm between Myrtle and Willoughby avenues, he discovered that someone had broken in through a second-floor opening.

The victim told police that the burglar stole $400, his cellphone, and two necklaces and crosses.

Posted 10:12 am, June 24, 2009
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